You start out with good intentions. You promise yourself that you’ll start your exercise program tomorrow. However, once tomorrow arrives do you find that you are too tired from working all day to exercise in the evening?
Well, you’re not alone. Being too tired after work or not having enough time in the evening after work is one of the most common reasons people fail to exercise, despite having good intentions.
However, the consequences of not exercising are too great to ignore – if you want to remain healthy, especially as you get older, then you must find the time to exercise.
Exercise Helps You To Feel Less Tired
If you are too tired to exercise after work, you should do it anyway. Exercising for 30 minutes or more each day will make you feel less tired. Once you start exercising on a regular basis you will have more energy at the end of the day than before you started your exercise program.
If you decide to skip exercising every evening because you are tired then you will end up feeling more tired than ever and if you don’t exercise at all then you will be in poor physical shape. This is especially true for people who sit at a desk all day long at work.
In addition, exercising for even 30 minutes per day will improve your cardiovascular health, help you burn more calories, and relieve stress. In time you will feel better than you do now. After you get used to exercising on a regular basis you will find that you look forward to exercising each day. However, if you have health problems you should check with your doctor first before beginning any exercise program.
Too Busy To Exercise?
It seems that our lives should be getting easier these days with all of the automated equipment we have. We don’t even have to get out of our cars anymore to open the garage door. Many people have dishwashers to do dishes for them, and we don’t even have to get up off the couch to change television channels or adjust the volume. However, it seems that most people have less time than ever. We try to cram as much as possible into each day, but we often fail to provide time for even a small amount of exercise into our day.
Schedule A Specific Time Each Day For Exercise
Perhaps the answer to this problem is to set aside a one half hour block of time each day to exercise. Schedule this time and stick to it each day. It doesn’t matter what time of the day that you exercise. Some people prefer to exercise in the evening after work and other people like to exercise in the morning before work.
If you feel that you absolutely don’t have time to exercise in the evening or in the morning then perhaps you could take a walk each day during your lunch period. Be sure to bring a pair of good walking shoes or tennis shoes to work with you. If you don’t have time to eat and take a walk during your lunch then eat something on your 15 minute break at work and then use the whole lunch period to walk. Do this even when it is cold outside.
Another method I use to find time to exercise is to exercise while watching something on TV that I enjoy. In this way, I’m getting my exercise, plus I get to watch a television show that I would have watched anyway. It’s as if I haven’t lost any time out of my day by exercising. In addition, the exercise doesn’t seem so much like work when you are entertained at the same time. And finally, be sure you get enough rest so that you can fully recover from each workout and be energized for your next workout.
The important thing is that you get some type of exercise. If you set aside some time each week to exercise you’ll get in better shape. If you never exercise, time will still pass, but you’ll end up in the same shape (or worse) than you are now.